NECN continues to remake its news lineup. The Comcast-owned New England station announced this week that Latoyia Edwards and John Daly (left) will be its new evening anchor team.
The move comes in the wake of NECN’s aggressive reinvention of its morning news programming. The station launched a new 7 a.m. morning show on Monday that offers local news during a time slot when most stations are running network morning shows.
Edwards has been working as a reporter-anchor for NECN since 2005. Daly is a 30-year veteran of TV news. He’s made stops at Providence’s WPRI and Hartford’s WFSB, among other stations.
“Latoyia is a familiar face to NECN viewers, and we are excited to pair her with John, who has 30 years of experience as a reporter and anchor,” said Bill Bridgen, NECN’s general manager and executive vice president.
Edwards and Daly are succeeding the team of Beth Shelburne and R.D. Sahl. Shelburne left NECN last year to join Birmingham’s WBRC. Sahl, who has been an evening anchor for NECN since 1997, officially signed off last Thursday. He will continue on with the station as a contributor.
Here’s Sahl’s farewell: